Squadron Leader Ady Morris Raises Funds
Celebrating 25 years in the Royal Air Force, and having been a Royal Air Forces Association Liaison Officer (RAFALO) for over 10 years, Squadron Leader Ady Morris, the South East Area RAFALO based at R.A.F. High Wycombe, has always made good use of his time in the R.A.F.
To promote the R.A.F.A. and to raise much needed funds in support of the Association's commitment to both serving and ex-serving members of the R.A.F. having 'cycled' the equivalent distance from Afghanistan to the U.K. on an exercise bike, during a deployment to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, in 2010, Ady raised over £1500 towards the Association's activities.
Having now got the cycling bug Ady planned to cycle around the outer ring of the South East Area, a distance of over 700 miles over a 7 day period during 'Wings Appeal', from June 22nd to 28th 2012. The objectives were to increase the awareness of local Branches of R.A.F.A. in the South East and to assist two specific R.A.F.A. projects. 'Miles More Minutes' which provides R.A.F. personnel with additional telephone minutes whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan, which serves to enable individuals to keep in touch with their loved ones. 'The Wings Appeal' provides a wide range of welfare support to both serving and ex-serving R.A.F. Personnel and also has a provision for enabling Branches to provide more immediate support to their membership.
Ady has set up a 'Just Giving' account and you can donate via http//www.justgiving.com/ady-morris - alternatively, sponsorship can be made via the Letchworth, Hitchin & District Branch at the contact on the home page.
The route started at Oxford and finish at High Wycombe, travelling in a clockwise direction north the Banbury, as far east as Harwich, around the coast, passing through Ramsgate, Eastbourne, Shoreham-by-Sea and Southampton, amongst many others, then headed north via Andover and Carterton and on to High Wycombe.
His route took him through 'Comet Country' on his first day, Friday 22nd June 2012 arriving at the Broadway Gardens, Letchworth Garden City late afternoon where the Letchworth, Hitchin & District Branch of R.A.F.A. together with members of the public gave him a warm welcome and a rousing send off for the next stage.